[Testing Update] 2020-03-04 - Kernels, KDE-git, Kodi 18.6, Palemoon

Hello community,

here is another Testing Update for you:


We have updated our Hoodies and Shirts for Women. Check them out!

Some feature-updates:

  • Kernels got updated
  • Palemoon got updated to 28.8.4
  • Kodi released 18.6
  • A lot of python and haskell updates

If you like following latest Plasma development you may also like to check out our current version of manjaro-kde-dev, which we build on a regular basis against kde-git master packages. Also check out our current 19.0.2 ISOs and give us the needed feedback. You might also want to give our latest spin with NX-Desktop a try ...

As always we appreciate your input and feedback for the updates.


Upstream notice

Arch updated their default compression to zstd. We adopted to the same standard. More and more packages will have the zst extension from now on. If you get for what ever reason an error with ZSTD not supported as archive format you can do this:

wget https://pkgbuild.com/~eschwartz/repo/x86_64-extracted/pacman-static
chmod +x pacman-static
sudo ./pacman-static -Syyu

Our current supported kernels

  • linux316 3.16.82
  • linux44 4.4.215
  • linux49 4.9.215
  • linux414 4.14.172
  • linux419 4.19.107
  • linux54 5.4.23
  • linux55 5.5.7
  • linux56 5.6-rc4
  • linux419-rt 4.19.106_rt44
  • linux54-rt 5.4.22_rt13

Package Changes (Wed Mar 4 11:35:44 CET 2020)

  • testing community x86_64: 787 new and 781 removed package(s)
  • testing core x86_64: 12 new and 12 removed package(s)
  • testing extra x86_64: 47 new and 45 removed package(s)
  • testing multilib x86_64: 5 new and 5 removed package(s)

A detailed list of all package changes can be reviewed here.

  • No issue, everything went smoothly
  • Yes there was an issue. I was able to resolve it myself.(Please post your solution)
  • Yes i am currently experiencing an issue due to the update. (Please post about it)

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Known issues and solutions

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Upgrading firewalld package to 0.8.1-2 requires manual intervention

Please read this announcement if you have file conflicts when trying to upgrade firewalld package to 0.8.1-2.

khotkeys identified as an orphaned package

You can remove that package, but might loose some functionality with your key-bindings. We made it now optional to be installed.


Older issues

Weird font glitches (see screenshots below).

If you have weird glitches like below...

Screenshots


string3
strings%20mismatch

... have you tried turning it off and on again?

More seriously, so far, people that reported to have such issue noticed that the problem goes away at next boot.


Installing xorgproto (2019.2-2) breaks dependency of a package

If you run into an issue because of xorgproto please DON'T follow the Arch suggestion as Manjaro uses the xorgproto-transfer package to make this automatic. If you have an issue, please report and wait for an update from us!

AUR Rebuilds required after updating python 3.7 to 3.8

Packages that depend on python from the AUR will need to be rebuilt after everything else has been updated. You can rebuild some of them with the following:

sudo pacman -S --needed --noconfirm expac yay
yay -S --rebuildtree $(pacman -Qmq $(expac %N python))

You can find other packages that need to be rebuilt by looking at the folders/files in

/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/

To find out what package owns a folder/file in that, you can use the following:

pacman -Qo folder_or_filename

If no package owns a file, it can probably be ignored.


System Settings and kinfocenter crash when entering Night Color settings randomly

Remove entire [NightColor] section of ~/.config/kwinrc
No solution yet ─ please edit as soon as a workaround is found.

xfce4-power-manager does not open / upower fails

Install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with upower 0.99.11-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.


xfce4-terminal / guake / gnome-terminal does not open

Update to vte3 0.58.2-1 or install kernel 4.14 or higher (4.14, 4.19, 5.2 [EOL], 5.3)

There is an issue with vte3 0.58.1-1 on kernels 4.4 and 4.9.


Replace linux52 with community/linux-latest ?

linux52 is EOL and has been removed from the repositories. It will be replaced by a metapackage which will from now on keep you on a maintained kernel.

If you want to keep the old kernel and modules then include them in your pacman.conf's IgnorePkg.


Pamac-Qt is not compatible to 9.0 API of Pamac

Pamac Qt 0.3 pre-RC: Towards the release, needs help in testing


gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons

the pkgver 19.10.1 ship with an hook to remove the capability from gnome-shell. A message is present during install but essentially you need to reboot the system to show correctly the icons in the desktop. More info here

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Typo :wink:

fixed. copy paste issue ...

kate seems to be broken:

$ kate
kate: error while loading shared libraries: libgit2.so.0.99: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

edit:

Yep, I got the following:

warning: cannot resolve "libgit2.so=0.99-64", a dependency of "libgit2-glib"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:
      libgit2-glib

I just temporarily uninstalled libgit2 since I only need it for the git plugin in gedit-plugins.

EDIT: Somehow we got the libgit2-glib 0.99.0.1-1 update, but libgit2 is still at 1:0.28.4-1.0. I just downloaded libgit2 1:0.99.0-2 manually:

sudo pacman -U --asdeps libgit2-1_0.99.0-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst && pacman -S --asdeps libgit2-glib
Starting build: 5.6.0-2-MANJARO
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [resume]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
cp: cannot stat '(builtin)': No such file or directory
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating lz4-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-5.6-x86_64-fallback.img
==> WARNING: errors were encountered during the build. The image may not be complete.
Error while configuring 
Error: command failed to execute correctly

AFAIK all modules necessary were present, nvidia 440 downloaded and seemed to install fine. Not sure what that relates to? No other error messages during the update to clarify it this end.

EDIT - It boots properly anyway despite that '(builtin)' error. Also Optical drives working again with kernel 5.6rc4

EDIT 2 - It's the fallback image build that fails, same happened on my laptop too.

Seems there was an overlay for Libgit2 by @jonathon. I've removed that now.

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After the update I can't add / delete / modify any widget to the panel (I use Latte), or to the Desktop and my "Application Dashboard" does not work (does not respond to any click). So to access programs the only option is via Terminal o Krunner.
Meanwhile I have reversed the update to my last backup using Timeshift.

see the Plasma 5.18 bugs thread about locked stuff, that's a new feature of Plasma 5.18. I posted instructions in there on how to lock and unlock stuff

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People also post to downgrade latte-dock to 0.9.8.1-1 helped them ...

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I may have apply the update too quickly. I don't know what really happened, but after having restored my last backup and read @antikythera reply, I decided to try again. So I re-updated.... and this time no bug, all is perfect. Same on 2 laptops: first time bug... restore Timeshift, and re-update about 30 minutes later: all good.
The first update was BEFORE @philm have announced the update, so maybe I just didn't catch all the packages ? Anyway, all good now.

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Why does the package imagemagick get updated so often, it's been updated 18 times in the last 4 months? Not complaining, I just think it's funny. I guess it's developers must be really busy!

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No update because of some libgit2...

grafik

all good here, kate runs fine

@philm: I didn't get mkinitcpio 27-3 because the overlay for 27-2.1 still exists.

I have the same problem
Output whe I use mkinitcpio -P:

$ sudo mkinitcpio -P
[sudo] password for oknoodles:
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux54.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.4-x86_64.img
==> Starting build: 5.4.23-1-MANJARO
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [systemd]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-5.4-x86_64.img
==> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux54.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.4-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.4-x86_64-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.4.23-1-MANJARO
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [systemd]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
cp: cannot stat '(builtin)': No such file or directory
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-5.4-x86_64-fallback.img
==> WARNING: errors were encountered during the build. The image may not be complete.
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux56.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.6-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.6-x86_64.img
==> Starting build: 5.6.0-2-MANJARO
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [systemd]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-5.6-x86_64.img
==> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux56.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-5.6-x86_64 -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-5.6-x86_64-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.6.0-2-MANJARO
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [systemd]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
cp: cannot stat '(builtin)': No such file or directory
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-5.6-x86_64-fallback.img
==> WARNING: errors were encountered during the build. The image may not be complete.

Edit: fixed. Thank you, Benjamin and Philip!

Is this solution correct?

$ git clone https://gitlab.manjaro.org/packages/core/mkinitcpio.git
$ cd mkinitcpio
$ makepkg
$ makepkg --install

The following patch was added to mkinitcpio 27-3, which Manjaro is holding back to 27-2.1.

https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/0002-mkinitcpio-fix-builtin.patch?h=packages/mkinitcpio

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The live USB with manjaro-kde-dev-20.0-unstable-minimal-200304-linux55.iso boots into a Plasma session without any panel, just a wallpaper with an installer icon which doesn't react to clicks. TTY works. Might be that kde-git packages were broken on that day.

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